Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday threatened to hold President Obama’s nominees to head the CIA and Defense department unless the administration provides him with more answers on the response to the Benghazi Consulate attack. “I don’t think we should allow [John] Brennan to go forward for the CIA directorship, [former Sen. Chuck] Hagel [R-Neb.] to be confirmed secretary of Defense until the White House gives us an accounting,” said Graham on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “Did the White House ever pick up the phone and call anyone in the Libyan government to help these folks?”
I may have misunderstood Panetta and Dempsey, as unlikely as that might be, but I thought that each of them said that no one asked them for military support, prior or during the attack. This article makes it sound that they were only talking about the time leading up to the attack. In addition, the special Utah national guard security unit, according to their commander, offered to stay longer in libya, but obese charlene lamb, state department assistant secretary for security at State, said she declined the offer, after consulting with ´senior officials´ at State - instead, she wanted to hire and train more locals in benghazi for security positions. It is, however, becoming more and more clear that in this kenyan klown´s administration, no one seems to be in charge of anything.
OK, Lady Lindsey - - let´s see what kind of guts you have.
Demand - - yes DEMAND - - two things:  A minute-by-minute accounting where Zippy was and what he was doing on Sept 11 & 12;  The names and contact info for all Benghazi survivors so that Congress can question them in detail.
Anything short of both of those demands will confirm what most of us already think of you - - that you´re a typical, gutless Pubbie wuss.
Why was the "AFRICOM" Commander fired? When was he fired? Who told Susan Rice to go out and lie about the terrorist attack? Why was the CENTCOM Commander fired? When was he fired? Where there ANY air assets within two hours flying time of Benghazi? I´m STILL waiting for those questions to be asked/answered....
American citizens on America sovereign soil were being murdered by heavily armed terrorists, and the president and CIC went to bed. The immediate superior of the diplomatic personnel was never heard from at all throughout the entire attack. While those personnel were placing frantic calls for help, orders were given to stand down. The defense department was never called in.
If this isn´t the place for a select committee, there is none.
Almost as grotesque as the administration´s dereliction, is the MSM´s dereliction in its collective yawn.
Here we go again. a. Talk tough. Well, "tough." Can´t rub the wrong way against all that "collegiality," which is of course far more important than the Republic. b. Remember that Republicans in leadership positions have all been donors in the CDC´s experimental spine-transplant program. c. The Left gets what it wants.
2. Re Benghazi. Never forget, the bigger and more important issue [yes, Benghazi is indeed a big deal, but] is that Obama and the State Department made sure all our diplomatic sites throughout the Islamic nations had no American security, but "relied on" locally-provided "security forces" for "protection." All so those warm, wonderful Muslim gov´ts would see how warmandfuzzy [yeah, one word] us Americans really, really are. And l-o-o-v-v-e us, ever-grateful to Barack.
Stand for your country Graham...this is your time...save the country
WND reporting FBI claims Brennan is a Muslim
Glenn Beck´s interesting assertion that Panetta and Dempsey were doing a quick two step on Thursday... ......Oddly throwing the president under the bus...,making it all but appear to be a dereliction of duty some say ....in not being available as our people were slaughtered at Benghazi...and then .....Panetta happened to comment that he, Hillary and Dempsey wanted to arm the rebel forces for Syria......BUT the president said no....Panetta however didn´t mention the rebel forces are AlQaeda
Now that the arms from Libya are showing up in Syria in the hands of AlQaeda...and in Algeria where Westerners were murdered at the BP facility and reported in foreign press....Obama wants cover for his treaon... ....Obama not only was arming AlQaeda and turning the Middle East over to the IslamoCommunists...he has done these treasonous activities in the open, under the nose of stupid, blind or worse... complicit senators....
Thank God the Seal and this Ranger had the GUTS, the patriotism ...to call foul...when our Generals dishonor their entire careers and hide behind their pensions...WHO are these hollowed souled soldiers who dishonor their country and their oath!
There was gun and missile running....Brennan looks like the arms deler point man for Obama and the shadow head of the CIA...
FAST AND FURIOUS BENGHAZI STYLE....
If true that Stevens was kept in the dark...and had met with Senator Inhoef the week before his death...Benghazi looks to be a set up....LameChery called it long ago... .And the why of the Lochkeed official that resigned when Petraeus did ...also for an affair...That Lochkeed Chief Operating Officer had TRIPLED sales at Lochkeed in ONE year, in 2011..Explain that...Mr COO. If we´re fighting a war, let the American people know...
The President, as Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief, has a right to the cabinet of his choosing. These confirmation hearings are cheap political theater for B-list politicians like Graham. The President won the election; his nominees should be confirmed absent serious evidence of malfeasance. The GOP are foolishly squandering political capital, making it easy for Democrats to tar them as obstructionist, and all for what purpose? To spare the President from being held accountable for his administration. End this foolish business regarding the President´s nominees! Graham is a fool and if he is on your side you should be doing some real soul searching.
#15 asserts "The President, as Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief, has a right to the cabinet of his choosing."
No, he doesn´t.
1. The Constitutional requirement of nomination, advice, and consent clearly and obviously invalidates that claim. Ooops!
2. Beyond that, reason can very shortly produce a long list of patently-disqualifying factors. Start with: a. foreign citizenship; b. criminal history; c. previous impeachment and removal from office; d. unauthorized [read: illegal] possession of over 1,100 FBI files; e. ah, nuts -- any honest examiner of the issue can come up with plenty more.
Amid the spectacle that has become Anthony Weiner’s campaign for mayor, New Yorkers have heard many arguments calling for him to withdraw. Surely the least persuasive of these is the one advanced on national TV by Dee Dee Myers: that Bill and Hillary find his continued candidacy distasteful. Like so many others statements that involve the name Clinton, Myers later “clarified” her comments by saying she hadn’t actually spoken to the Clintons before saying they wanted Weiner out. Her remarks, however, fit with all the other anonymous complaints we hear that the Clintons are “livid”
Camden, New Jersey - Tent cities have popped up across New Jersey including the state´s poorest city. Meg Baker chased the story of Camden´s tent city. Residing off Route 38 at Wilson Boulevard under an overpass, through woods and down a path of trash lays a community of people living in tents. This particular community was relocated from Federal Street and it´s inhabited by an array of people: addicts, people who have fallen on hard times and some with mental illness. Baker took a tour of this run down community
Up to 35 CIA operatives were working in the city during the attack last September on the US consulate that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, according to CNN. The circumstances of the attack are a subject of deep division in the US with some Congressional leaders pressing for a wide-ranging investigation into suspicions that the government has withheld details of its activities in the Libyan city. The television network said that a CIA team was working
Herewith, a suggestion. A lot of people are complaining that Pope Francis’s comment about gays (the famous/notorious “who am I to judge”) represents nothing new. I think these complaints miss the point of what’s happening here. Of course, Christianity has always taught that one must love the sinner, because we are all sinners and stand in need of the grace of God. Of course, Christianity has always stressed the importance of mercy, charity, and pastoral care. There is no difference between Bergoglio and Ratzinger on this. But what’s different, indeed revolutionary,
Washington – During a question and answer session Wednesday with Democrats on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama offered what Democratic sources said was a testy response to a question about a federal loan guarantee program, with one source in the room calling it "rude and dismissive." Other Democrats said they didn´t think the president´s response was dismissive, and pointed out Obama vowed to follow up with an answer. The lawmaker himself, freshman Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick
On Wednesday, CNN aired a portion of an interview one of the network’s reporters was able to conduct with a man accused of participating in the September 11, 2012, attack on an American diplomatic consulate in Benghazi. The individual accused of participating in that attack was not in hiding and said that American investigators were not looking for him. He does, however, deny his direct involvement in that attack. CNN reporter Arwa Damon recently sat down with Ahmed Abdu Khattala who has been accused of playing a role in the Benghazi attack.
April was an unusual, if not the cruelest, month for New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who in September will mark two years on the job. On Monday afternoon, April 15, Abramson—who, at 59, is the first woman to serve as top editor in the Times’ 160-year history—had barely begun savoring the four Pulitzer Prizes that her staff had just won (this year’s biggest haul, by far, for any journalistic outlet) when the Boston Marathon bombings occurred. Pulling an all-nighter at one point in the third-floor newsroom of the Times’ Renzo Piano–designed Manhattan skyscraper,
A managing editor at Reuters has been accused of being a global warming skeptic and not running articles on the topic. Global warming coverage fell 50 percent after Reuters hired Paul Ingrassia as deputy editor, Media Matters reports. The issue came to light after former Reuters climate correspondent David Fogarty wrote about it on an insider blog. Fogarty said Ingrassia told him personally he was “skeptical” of global warming, and that after he became deputy editor, “getting any climate change-themed story published got harder.”
NEW YORK - New York City´s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. An appeals court ruled Tuesday that New York City´s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants. The state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel upheld a lower court decision that had delayed the measure before it took effect in March. The rule would stop many eateries from selling non-diet soda and other sugar-laden beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces. The beverage industry and other opponents
Recipients of federal disability checks often admit that they are capable of working but cannot or will not find a job, that those closest to them tell them they should be working, and that working to get off the disability rolls is not among their goals. More baffling, most have never received significant medical treatment and not seen a doctor about their condition in the last year, even though medical problems are the official reason they don´t work. Those who acknowledge they´re on disability because they can´t find a job say they make little effort
With his signature second-term agenda priorities — gun control and amnesty — all but dead, President Obama has once again begun to search for someone — anyone — to blame. See, none of this is his fault. Five years of sky-high unemployment, an out-of-control federal deficit, spending run amok, gas prices twice what they were in 2008: Not His Fault. Yes, he did promise to be the great savior of America (he even pledged that the sea levels would drop under his leadership, remember?),
Talk about strange bedfellows. CNN and Fox News are rivals. So are CNN and MSNBC. And no one needs reminding of the warm feelings MSNBC and Fox have for each other. But with Fox winning the ratings race, jockeying for second place is the hottest ticket on the cable news fight card, at least for now. MSNBC jumped into this position after a relatively stellar 2012, primarily thanks to the Presidential Election and the performance of its own horse in that race. But 2013—a non-election year—it’s been a whole new ballgame, as CNN has greatly
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.
[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression
Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.